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Good dsl modem/router combo?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by karolpl2004, Aug 20, 2006.

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What would you do?

  1. Pay $99 fee to terminate dsl, and then get Comcast cable internet.

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  2. Stick with the current package and get a new router/modem combo.

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  3. Upgrade package to at&t elite (6mbps) and get a new router/modem.

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  1. karolpl2004

    karolpl2004

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    Hey guys,
    Right now i have a 2wire 1000hg and this modem is junk! I am currently subscribed to at&t pro package (3.0mbps). You would think this would mean pretty fast downloads and stuff, but it sucks! Now here is the weird thing. My aunt and myself have the exact same internet and the exact same modems. I am wireless, and she is wired. Now at first i thought it was my wireless connection that was slowing me down, but one day i wired the modem to my computer and got exact same speeds i did on wireless. Im tired of that modem.
    So basically, im thinking of 3 things. Please vote what would you do.
     
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    dslreports.com speed test result on 2006-08-19 20:18:59 EST:
    548 / 417
    Your download speed : 548 kbps or 68.5 KB/sec.
    That is 75.7% worse than an average user on sbcglobal.net

    Your upload speed : 417 kbps or 52.1 KB/sec.
    That is 1.1% worse than an average user on sbcglobal.net
     
  3. Poisonsnak New Member

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    maybe it's a bad modem? Can you RMA it somehow? The upload is reasonable (better than mine), but the download is not very good.
     
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    maybe they have your profile wrong, i'ld give them a call. That download speed is unacceptable.
     
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    all i know is comcast download wise is insane, on the normal package speakeasy reports 22765kbps download and 648kbps upload.
     
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    Yea, with that download speed I would be looking elsewhere too. I had Zoomtown (DSL also) for a few months because they said I was in the coverage area. It was a bunch of BS because the DL speed was near 40 KB/sec. My friend has Zoomtown also and his speeds are fast, like at least 400 KB/sec coming from a good source. Its all about how far you live from the DSL provider's centers.
     
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    I get 4.8 mb/s and 40kb/s with road runner cable. The download speed is INSANE, but I could upload more by useing two tin cans and a string, heh...
     
  8. JC316

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    Make damn sure your ethernet drivers are installed properly. I had the same problem and I thought it was my router. One computer was getting 2500Kbs and mine was getting 200kbs. Once I uninstalled it completely, (Drivers and from device manager), and reinstalled everything, it worked great.
     
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    could be shifty cables =/
    or driver problems like the other guy said
    or the firm ware on ur router
    try updating ur router
     
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    I would give odds to your wireless card in that case. Is it certified? A guy at Frys told me the non certified cards will get a connection, but won't keep it, or you will get really shitty speeds. Can you hard wire it in order to narrow it down to the card or the modem?
     
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    i emailed 2wire support, we will see what they say...
     
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    this is not just my computer. i have that compusa card, but my mom has a linksys wireless b usb receiver and she is getting same horrible speed.
     

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